I left my camera at home today or else this post would be accompanied by a photo. I was crossing the Parker Road/Broncos Way intersection on my way home this evening when my car rolled 200,000 miles.
My mom told me I was a dork for documenting my car’s 200,000th mile. Maybe so, but that little car has been through a lot. It’s driven from Sacramento to Santa Fe. It’s been to three Dodger games. It’s driven the California/Oregon coast, round-trip, twice. It’s been to Canada. It’s driven from Seattle to Denver. It’s been broken into four times. It’s been camping, it’s been fishing, and it’s been christened, if you know what I mean. It looks like it has psoriasis. It still gets over 40 mpg. I think I owe it to my car to pay homage to it’s 200,000th mile, don’t you?
Okay, that’s enough of that.
Speaking of other records, Denver is on a record-breaking streak for hot weather right now. We’re at 7 days straight of 90+ degree heat. I think the record is 10 days for this time of year, but with the forecast out for the next week, looks like we’ll break it. You know it’s going to be a hot day when it’s 86 at 9:30 in the morning. Thank god I’m having this baby soon. I hope.
My sister is still holding out, which frustrates me to no end. My mom is being really great about trying to be there for the both of us, but I just wish she would hurry up and get here. I know she wants that too, but little Addie (my soon-to-be niece) refuses to cooperate right now. Just watch — we’ll have these babies on the same day.
I took the hospital tour last night after my class. Even as we stood at the nursery, watching the couple of little babies that were there, I still couldn’t believe that any day now, I will have one of those. Even now, as she sits in my belly, foot lodged up underneath my rib cage, I can’t believe it. It’s still all so surreal.
At the end of the day, I feel like I’ve hit mile 200,000. I am swollen and tired and just ready. I go back to the doctor in the morning and hopefully, I’m more than just a centimeter along. All I need is to wait long enough for my mom to get here, but then I’m ready to get this done with so I can start my life with my new baby girl.